- For the mythological clan begat by the Greek king Abas, see Abantiades (mythology).
is a genus of moths
of the family Hepialidae
. There are 14 described species, all found exclusively in Australia
. The group includes some large species with a wingspan
of up to 160 mm. The larvae
feed on the roots of Eucalyptus
and other trees.
The Pindi Moth (A. latipennis) is an abundant species of the eucalypt forests of Tasmania and, unlike many invertebrate species, appears to adapt well to the controversial forestry practice of clearfelling.